Our next event will feature poets Greta Stoddart, A B Jackson, and Cheryl Pearson with music from Liam Byrne and Andy Hulme. The venue is the Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6ER, time 2.30-4.00.
This is a free event open to all and there’s no need to book.
Greta Stoddart was born in Oxfordshire. Her first collection At Home in the Dark (Anvil) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize in 2002.Her second book, Salvation Jane, was shortlisted for the Costa Book Award 2008. She was also shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Individual Poem in 2012. Her third book, Alive Alive O (Bloodaxe, 2015), was shortlisted for the Roehampton Poetry Prize 2016. She lives in Devon and teaches for the Poetry School and the Arvon Foundation
A B Jackson
A.B. Jackson’s first book, ‘Fire Stations’, won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2003. His latest collection is ‘The Wilderness Party’ (Bloodaxe Books, 2015), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. He has a PhD in Creative Writing from Sheffield Hallam University, and currently works at Cambridge University Library.
Cheryl Pearson lives and writes in Manchester. Her poems have appeared in publications including The Guardian, Envoi, Crannog, High Window, and Southword. In 2016, she won the High Sheriff’s Cheshire Prize for Literature, and won third prize in Bare Fiction Magazine’s national poetry competition. She was nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize. Her first full collection, “Oysterlight”, was published in March 2017 by Pindrop Press.
Liam Byrne and Andy Hulme